This excursion includes an itinerary in stages to let you know and appreciate places of particular natural value within the reserve of the Etna Park up to an altitude of about 2000 meters. Thanks to the experience of our staff, on board of 4x4 vehicles you will live an interesting and at the same time fun experience. Starting from the lava flows that threatened entire villages, we will visit the extinct craters and the viewpoint of the majestic Valle del Bove. We will descend into the meanders of the volcano visiting a lava flow cave (lava tube) equipped with a helmet and speleologist lights. The tour will end with a tasting of Sicilian specialties.
IMPORTANT NOTES: If you have a car we recommend that you reach our meeting point in Trecastagni in MontataGrande.
LANGUAGE: During the high season there may be overbooking of reservations for one language. In this case, a tour leader speaking the selected language will be guaranteed in the scheduled stages of the tour.
Free parking and transfer with 4x4 vehicles to Etna from our MontataGrande Meeting Point
Italian / English speaking driver. Tour leader in the language requested in the stages of the tour.
Tasting of typical Etna products on the farm
What's Not Included
Lunch or anything that is not included in the program
Rental of closed or trekking shoes (compulsory). Available for hire.
Transfer from Catania and its province (+ 15 € / person) - Taormina and Giardini Naxos (30 € / person min 3 pax).
INFANT: Age: 1 - 3
CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
ADULT: Age: 13 - 99
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Public transportation options are available nearby
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Closed tennis or trekking shoes compulsory. No sandals!
Face masks provided for travellers
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Service animals allowed
Specialized infant seats are available
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
The tour winds through the visit of different attractions (at least 4): the ancient and recent lava flows; the Valle del Bove; the visit of a volcanic cave with lights and helmets; walk on the side craters at about 2000 meters.
Admission Ticket Free
Valle Del Bove
Panoramic stop in the spectacular Valle del Bove, a natural amphitheater created by the collapse of the ancient eruptive centers of Etna. This stage may not be carried out starting from Taormina. Alternatively, you can reach the ski resort of Piano Provenzana destroyed by the 2002 eruption.
Admission Ticket Free
Visit this or a similar cave with lights and speleologist helmet to understand the fascinating phenomenon of the formation of lava tubes. The guides will assist you in this fascinating natural place to descend into the meanders of the volcano.
Admission Ticket Free
Recommended for good time spent at Etna
Fantastic English speaking guide. Lot of new knowledge gained not only about Etna and local life but other questions about Italy too. Local food tasting at end provides nice touch to tour.
Our guide Pier Paolo was...
Our guide Pier Paolo was most knowledgeable! He was most enthusiastic and passionate about Etna and it’s history. My two teenage kids and myself learned so much. The delicious food tasting at the end was the cherry to the day trip. Highly recommended tour!
Very good tour in the Etna
A very knowledgeable guide. Tour was well organized and managed.
You miss a lot of information and knowledge about the mountain and its geology and history, if you just climb without explanations.
Etna 4x4 tour
Gerald T, 11-12-2022
The tour was very informative thanks to a very knowledgeable guide, we were never rush and had time to look around at each step of the visit and the 4 of us felt great with the overall experience.
The tour company and guide was fantastic! They were very professional and great to work with. The guide was so knowledgable and smart. They have a beautiful place to meet after the tour to have a lovely lunch. We learned so much and had a great day. I highly recommend them. You can't do better!